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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Fitness | 5 Ways to Boost Your Metabolism

Boosting your metabolism isn't as daunting as it seems, when you break it down to 5 simple to-do's! All of our bodies metabolize in different ways, but there are a few sure ways you can rely on to get your calories burning and your metabolism pumping! From early morning workouts, to better food choices, you can give your metabolism that extra push without too much effort! 
Here are a few simple ways: 
  1. Eat Breakfast! The worst thing you can do to kick-start your day (and your metabolism) is skip breakfast. Click here for Lauren Conrad's complete breakfast breakdown.
  2. Get Moving in the Morning.  Not all of us are capable of waking up early to get our bodies moving and burning calories. However, if you do happen to be one of those early morning risers (eek!) then you should definitely try to get a quick run, or maybe workout session completed in this morning. This will help to get those calories burning early, and keep them burning throughout the day. 
  3. Drink Up! If you happen to be even a tad bit thirsty, you run the risk of slowing your metabolism. It's been rumored that cold water actually helps to spark your metabolism because your body is working harder to heat up that h2o. If you happen to like it, green tea is also a great alternative.
  4. Have Whole Grains, Not Multigrain. Complex carbs and fiber-rich foods help to speed up your metabolism. Whole grains are good, multigrains are not. If anything, just remember that!
  5. Eat More, Smaller Meals. According to WebMD, if you divide your meals up into smaller portions so you eat more often throughout the day, your metabolism won’t have a chance to take a break. However, this absolutely does not mean to stuff your face 24/7. Instead, try to eat smaller bites throughout the day instead of three large meals. Click here for Lauren Conrad's favorite fat-burning snacks that are perfect for this tip!